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Bad  Auqi Private English School   Details
Key Words: Contract Heilongjiang  Qiqihar
TitleHindsight,¡­Qiqihar, Heilongjiang
Author: Emily <emily(at)3dlx.com>
Don't accept a contract with Auqi school unless:
I. Travel time is included in your total working hours. Trust me.
Ii. They send you the relevant documentation to obtain a Z visa BEFORE you leave Australia. Do not accept an L or F visa with a pretty story about Chinese beauracracy.
Iii. Both parties must sign a contract for it to be legal.
Publish Date: 2004-12-16
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1103242539-43098.txt
Bad  Auqi Private English School   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Qiqihar
TitleAuQi - don¡¯t risk it!
Author: Jeremy <hoccalugee(at)yahoo.com>
I worked here for about two years, I even went to the effort to get a CELTA in an effort to get some job satisfaction. The boss of Auqi told the chinese staff that she paid for my CELTA training, which was a complete lie.Remember if you work for her once she (the boss) thinks she owns you and
you won't be able to work elsewhere in the city of Qiqihar. Don't risk it! A totally unprofessional outfit.
Publish Date: 2004-5-29
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1085828637-85459.txt
Good  Columbia English College   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Changchun
TitleColumbia English College - A Great Time
Author: AJ & Alma Muller <almamuller(at)yahoo.co.uk>
We never expected the kind of accommodation we were given, western, modern, spacious and extremely safe. Our salary package is very acceptable and above average, also, free accommodation, free transport to the College, free gas, water and electricity.
Publish Date: 2004-9-6
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1094472405-12064.txt
Bad  Golden Bridge Language school   Details
Key Words: Contract, Tips, Advices Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleWhining Pom "Solloway"
Author: mark watson
Like many of you probobly know schools have a tendency to lie. I have found myself working here with out the proper documents, of course this is my own fault, but Id like to give the advice of not working in a private school in china. I think it is much better to work for a gov school. At least they will abide by the laws of China. But as things go teaching here has been a great experience.
Publish Date: 2004-7-2
Source: http://www.englishschoolwatch.org/webboard_detail.php?topic_id=775
Bad  Harbin Joy Children's Language School   Details
Key Words: Workload Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleJoy School Harbin - Just an awful place to work¡­!!
Author: Jason Wright <pardek100(at)hotmail.com>
Whatever you do, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT work for this school. Many teachers have left this school because of break ins occuring and the school doing nothing about it, money missing from paychecks, promises made and broken etc.
Publish Date: 2005-6-5
Source: http://www.abroadchina.org/html/cache=article370.htm
Good  Harbin Joy School   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleThe positives about Joy
Author: -    Send Message to Author
Honestly, the person who has posted the comments about Joy being a bad place to work really has a horrible opinion. Joy is known as one of the best places for work in Harbin.
Publish Date: 2005-11-19
Source: http://www.abroadchina.org/html/cache=article398.htm
Bad  Harbin Joy School   Details
Key Words: Wages, Salary, Airfare Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleJoy School Harbin China..Beware!
Author: Sue <goldenscaler(at)sympatico.ca>
The school promised to pay for his flight there and back which he hasn¡¯t received, and made him teach many more hours than stated without pay.
Publish Date: 2004-11-22
Source: http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/review/index.pl?read=3909
Bad  Harbin Normal University   Details
Key Words: Wages, Salary, Airfare Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleWARNING: ALL Foreign Experts (Part One)
Author: <prayapati(at)fastmail.cn>
I myself am currently being charged 30,000 RMB (2000 Pounds Sterling) due to my previous employers (Harbin
Normal University) withholding pay for two months and refusing to pay airfare.
Publish Date: 2004-6-17
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1087527165-26352.txt
Bad  Harbin Normal University   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleHarbin Normal University (That's Ha Shi Da)
Author: <Prayapati(at)hotmail.com>
They are just the same money-making machines as any other institution, just that they hold more "guanxi" and ignore the laws, decrees and regulations protecting and governing foreign employment more than anywhere else.
Publish Date: 2004-5-10
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1084247811-25656.txt
Normal  Harbin Star Foreign Language College   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleHarbin Star Up Date
Author: kajun_1185(at)hotmail.com
Every teacher who is currently here who is working 24 contact hours a week is paid the same amount of money. If you are teaching A-Level or if you have more hours on your contract you may get more pay.
Publish Date: 2004-10-21
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1098332263-85856.txt
Normal  Harbin Star Foreign Language College   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleTeaching in Harbin
Author: Greg Clark <gregclark(at)lineone.net>
The foreign teachers, students and Chinese staff were great but the foreign and Chinese management were shockingly petty, incompetent and nasty.
Publish Date: 2004-4-21
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1082540270-54304.txt
Bad  Harbin Star Foreign Language School   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleHarbin Star Warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Author: <harbinstarwarning(at)yahoo.com>
Things have happened at this school that you wouldn't even believe. The Chinese staff have keys to your apartment and can enter whenever they please. It has happened when teachers have been sleeping or in the shower; and, money has gone missing. You are told that there is an onsite canteen or cafeteria, but the food is
inedible. It makes even the Chinese students ill.
Publish Date: 2004-7-11
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1089546943-29342.txt
Normal  Harbin Star of Harbin Normal University
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleHarbin Star
Author: <prayapati(at)hotmail.com>
It's no doubt the best place on earth, but it has a lot of benefits (though now living over across the song hua river means you are way, WAY out of the action in central Harbin - but it's quieter and the air's better :) ). I worked there for 22 months, and was treated very well having progressed to a senior teacher there. Having worked very hard on sino-foreign relations when HSFLC was in difficult times I can see the rewards still from afar, though the management does seem to be on a bit of a rollercoaster at times. Remember, if I wasn't happy with the place I wouldn't have stayed so damn long! Haha (3 Contracts!)
Publish Date: 2004-5-10
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1084246007-21032.txt
Bad  Hengfeng Foreign Languages School   Details
Key Words: Wages, Salary, Visa Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleHeng Feng Foreign Languages School
Author: YearOfTheDog
*They won't get you a work Visa¡­ they claim they can't¡­which is a lie but the owner really doesn't care.
*They never pay you the correct amount for your overtime ever¡­or for your basic salary. Every payday is a battle royal to the end in order to get the money they owe in your salary.
Publish Date: 2005-1-27
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/job/viewtopic.php?t=14229
Bad  Hengfeng language school in Harbin   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleWARNING: Heng Feng in Harbin, China
Author: zoopeda
To save anyone the rejection of a contract offer (after my arrival here because they have simply hired too many teachers), having my visa revoked because the owner/principle refused to return my passport after applying for a visa (essentially as blackmail--I consequently had to physically steal my passport back from her) and then turned it into to be nullified upon firing me (with 2 days notice) because she has 12 teachers who each work 5 hours per week. This gross mismanagement is a travesty for teachers and students alike.
Publish Date: 2005-3-10
Source: http://p092.ezboard.com/fteachingenglishinchinafrm49.showMessage?topicID=113.topic
Good  Highbird Internation School   Details
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Harbin
TitleHigbird Internation School in Harbin
Author: Kathryn
The school treated us with the utmost respect and enthusiam being a foreign teacher. The contract that was signed between the school and I was followed perfectly and they never once tried to rip us of. They provided us with an apartment that was fully furnished and were always willing to help us with whatever matter could possibly come up. I would strongly recommend working for this company as I had a wonderful time there.
Publish Date: 2004-10-18
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1098159893-46623.txt
Bad  Roy English Language Training Center   Details
Key Words: Wages, Salary, Visa Heilongjiang  Jiagedaqi
TitleRoy English Language Training Center
Author: Ben Bollich <grossemontagne(at)hotmail.com>
1. Illegal working visas were issued (it was our responsibility to know, but we trusted them when we arrived).
2. Not being paid our salary because our boss didn¡¯t have enough money.
3. After renegotiation of our contract, having it breeched by our boss. He refused to incorporate our end of contract bonus into our weekly salary, as signed on the new contract. Then, he skipped town before our last payday.
4. Detainment by local authorities (who were our boss¡¯ buddies).
5. Our passports being held against our will.
6. And, in total, 1500 USD unpaid. We left 1.5 weeks early because we were tired of working for free and knew that he wouldn¡¯t honor our end of contract bonuses.
Publish Date: 2004-10-2
Source: http://www.englishschoolwatch.org/webboard_detail.php?topic_id=990
Bad  Roy English Training Center   Details
Key Words: Visa, Passport Heilongjiang  Jiagedaqi
TitleMy account of Roy English Language Training Center
Author: Laurie Ottenbreit <shantilaurieo(at)hotmail.com>
Right now I have the police tracking down my "boss" to have her hand over my passport. I went to the police station this morning to ask for my passport because they had been processing my visa. The police lied to me and told me that they had sent it to Harbin (a town 12 hours from here) and that it would be back here next week. I told him that the passport is the property of the Canadian government and that it is mine¡­not theirs. But he told me that I had no right!!!! Can you believe it!
Publish Date: 2004-1-1
Source: http://www.englishschoolwatch.org/notebook_detail.php?topic_id=2130
Bad  Roy's English Language Training Center
Key Words:  Heilongjiang  Jiagedaqi
TitleRoy English Language Training Center so-called Non Profit
Author: Ben Bollich <grossemontagne(at)hotmail.com>
One day Roy asked what I thought about beginning a non-profit for the local poor people. I said sure being that. He said we could start a non-profit for the poor school children of Jiagedaqi and have it financed by the wealthy west. It sounded great until his true agenda was unveiled. He said we would take donations and pocket some of it, and at the same time help out the children. He then went on to explain that we could dress the local kids in very filthy clothes and rub dirt on their face for the non-profit internet photo op.
I was and still am very disgusted and appalled by such barbaric ideas.
Publish Date: 2004-1-1
Source: http://www.englishschoolwatch.org/notebook_detail.php?topic_id=2109

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